My Favorite Country Artists and Groups

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Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler was born in Albemarle, North Carolina to Cynthia Morton and Clyde "Bo" Raymond Pickler, Jr. Kelley's mother left when she was 2 but was then granted custody for two years. She was returned to her grandparents (Clyde Raymond Pickler, Sr., Faye Pickler) at age 12. Kellie's father was in and out of jail throughout her childhood...
 
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Chris Young
Self, Day Jobs
Grammy-nominated Country singer/songwriter Chris Young was born Christopher Alan Young in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With music in his family (his grandfather Richard Yates was a performer in the Louisiana Hayride), young Chris showed interest in it by performing in different children's theater productions and...
 
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Billy Currington
Soundtrack, Due Date
Born on November 19, 1973, Billy was born and raised in Georgia, and has four sisters and two brothers. His mother Donna married his step-father when he was just one and a half years old. Life was not good during his early years, as his step-father had a substance abuse problem which caused constant turmoil to the families life...
 
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Brad Paisley
Soundtrack, Cars
 
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Julianne Hough
Julianne Alexandra Hough was raised in Salt Lake City, the youngest of 5 children. She is the daughter of Mari Anne (Heaton) and Bruce Robert Hough, twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party. Her parents met in college when both were part of a ballroom dancing team. Her parents divorced, and she has 9 step-siblings from their second marriages...
 
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Rascal Flatts
Soundtrack, Cars
 
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Reba McEntire
Actress, Tremors
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the footsteps of her rodeo champion father in competitive barrel racing...
 
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George Strait
Soundtrack, Nebraska
 
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Shania Twain
Soundtrack, Notting Hill
Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965, the middle of three daughters to Clarence and Sharon Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age 6, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa native from Timmins, Ontario, who adopted her as his own...
 
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Taylor Swift
Soundtrack, The Hunger Games
Taylor Alison Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year...
“ She is not my favorite, but people will say she should be on here. I like some of her songs. But sometimes she does too much. ” - leeannj89
 
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Steve Holy
Soundtrack, Camille
 
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Tim McGraw
Three-time Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw, the son of former major league reliever Tug McGraw, is a country music superstar who has sold over 40 million albums. Eleven of his album have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart and he has had 21 hit No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot Country 100 chart...
 
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Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins' trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours...
 
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Lauren Alaina
Lauren Alaina (real name Lauren Alaina Suddeth) quickly became a favorite on American Idol Season Ten's list of competitors, unique in her looks and known for her devotion to God. Born and raised in Rossville, Georgia, Lauren tapped into her talent of singing when her cousin got diagnosed with a brain tumor and convinced Lauren to pursue her singing dreams...